Amerigroup Foundation donates $20,000 to the Tulalip Club

The T.R.A.I.L. to Diabetes Prevention Program evolved from a partnership between Amerigroup Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America that focuses on educating children ages 7-11 about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among American/Indian Native youth and provide them with interactive activities that teaches the importance of eating nutritious foods and living a healthy lifestyle. 2016 Amerigroup media alert_Tulalip ClubFINAL4

Comcast employees spruce up Marysville Boys & Girls Club

MARYSVILLE — When it rained, water seeped inside under the kitchen door. Someone had burned a couch in the alleyway on the building’s north side, leaving a charred patch of paint on the cinder-block wall. Pencils, paper, scissors, paints and other art and school supplies were in cardboard boxes and plastic bins, stacked in a corner of the computer lab.

Hundreds of kids have walked through the Marysville Boys & Girls Club since it opened in 2009 on Beach Avenue, but the 1950s-era gym is showing its age. The club’s skeleton staff did not have time or resources to tackle the list of maintenance jobs and improvement projects. Comcast employee spruce up Marysville Boys & Girls Club

Badges for Baseball & Softball Registration Info

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Badges for Baseball & Softball will be held August 2nd – August 5th at Kasch Park. If you are interested in registering click on the brochure below. The procedure has changed and registration is limited to the first 200 kids to sign up.

Badges for Baseball and Softball Brochure

 

BGCSC awarded new grant by Amerigroup Foundation

Amerigroup Foundation Grant provides $5,000 of funding for Triple Play healthy lifestyles program and youth in Everett.

Everett, Wash. – February 15, 2016 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s Trailside Boys & Girls Club in Everett received a Focus Grant to improve the health and wellbeing of Snohomish County area youth, thanks to Amerigroup Foundation. The $5,000 donation to this Club provides kids and teens with critical programming during after-school time that creates a positive environment and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. This grant is part of one of dozens distributed across the country by Amerigroup Foundation to support Triple Play programming, which focuses on being healthy through the mind, body and soul.

“Kids and teens today face a variety of challenges when it comes to eating healthy and staying physically fit. That’s why we support Triple Play, to help ensure that our youth build life-long healthy habits with a firm foundation of support,” said Daryl Edmonds, president of Amerigroup Washington. “The Triple Play program and Boys & Girls Clubs in Snohomish County are working to build great futures for our kids by changing the opportunity equation to help them make healthy choices and participate in healthy activities each and every day.”

As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s proven health and wellness program, Triple Play is a game plan for the mind, body and soul. Supported by founding sponsor The Coca-Cola Company and co-sponsor, Amerigroup Foundation, the program’s three components encourage Club members to eat healthier (mind), become more physically active (body) and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships (soul). Since the program’s inception more than a decade ago, Triple Play has made over 10 million connections with kids and teens.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support and partnership of Amerigroup Foundation, because without their support we would not be able to impact so many kids and teens each year,” said Bill Tsoukalas, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County. “With this grant, we hope to continue to provide new and much needed healthy lifestyles programming to kids who need it most, and create a positive foundation for them to grow and thrive.”

Amerigroup Foundation is committed to improving health and strengthening Washington communities. Through its Healthy Generations grant program, Amerigroup Foundation works to identify the issues most in need of attention and then directs its financial support and volunteer efforts toward improving health in those areas. Promoting youth health and active lifestyles is an ongoing focus of the foundation.

The Triple Play grants announced today are part of a five-year, $10 million commitment from Amerigroup Foundation’s parent company foundation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to promote healthy lifestyles.

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About Amerigroup Foundation
The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. Together, with local, regional and national organizations, the Amerigroup Foundation works to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Amerigroup and its affiliated health plans serve. Amerigroup Foundation funding is focused on strategic initiatives working to address and provide innovative solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative with five areas of focus: Healthy Heart, Cancer Prevention, Healthy Maternal Practices, Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, and Healthy Active Lifestyle. These disease states and medical conditions include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s year-round Associate Giving program which provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign pledges, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for Doers community service programs. To learn more about the Amerigroup Foundation, please visit www.anthem.foundation.

About Triple Play
Triple Play: A healthy lifestyles Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul, was launched in 2005 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and with support from The Coca-Cola Company. The goal of Triple Play is to encourage kids to eat healthier, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships. A two-year study of more than 2,000 children ages 9-14 showed that Triple Play succeeded in getting them to exercise more, eat healthier foods and feel better about themselves. The study found that Triple Play kids increased to 90 percent of the federally recommended amount of daily exercise, which is 60 minutes a day for children, while their peers outside the program decreased to 78 percent. Triple Play includes five program components, each of which serves between 20,000 and 500,000 youth annually. Since its inception in 2005, Triple Play has made more than 10 million connections with kids across the country. In 2011, the Anthem Foundation joined BGCA and Coca-Cola as a Triple Play sponsor. Learn more about the program at www.bgca.org/tripleplay.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County
For more than 60 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (bgcsc.org) has enabled young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 21 Clubs and 15 school-based extension sites serve over 20,000 children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the county, and serve military families. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Media Contact:
Amelia Marckworth
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County
amarckworth@bgcsc.org/425.315.7086

Olga Gallardo
Amerigroup Washington
olga.gallardo@anthem.com / 818-201-5682

Snohomish County $5K 2016 AGP Triple Play Grant

2015 BGCSC Youth of the Year Announced

Lexi Jones, 2015 BGCSC Youth of the Year

Lexi Jones, 2015 BGCSC Youth of the Year

Selected from 17 outstanding local youth, Lexi Jones of Oak Harbor was named the BGCSC 2015 Youth of the Year. The Awards Celebration was sponsored by Coastal Community Bank and held on January 28th at the Rosehill Commiunity Center in Mukilteo. Read More BGCSC Announces 2015 Youth of the Year